Congress Receives A $4 Trillion Spending Budget Plan, Courtesy Of President Obama

President Barack Obama is just half-way through his second term as President of the United States, and boy-oh-boy is he trying to make a way – for us little people – with the little bit of time given. Obama – the latest in a string of “Uptown Funk” craze – addressed the nation with news that he presented Congress with a $4 trillion budget plan, hopefully to kick-off in 2016. “We would be making a critical error if we avoided making these investments,” he said. “We can’t afford not to.” Of course, Republicans are already ready to drop the bomb on the proposal. According to Fox News, Republicans are claiming that the budget is nothing but a, ‘bundle of new spending, new taxes — and new borrowing.’ House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price says, “It seems to be more of the same policies that have resulted in the lowest, slowest economic recovery out of an economic downturn in the history of the country.” Hit the jump for more.

(Video) Breaking: Senate Votes For “Nuclear Option!”

The Senate voted 52 to 48 to change in the filibuster rules and clear the way for many of Obama’s judicial nominees. Bought on by Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid was what he called the, “nuclear option,” which is for Senate rules to be passed by most executive and judicial nominees. What was to be a 60-vote decision maker is now placed on the table as – majority rules. Votes would include all courts, minus the Supreme. When he raised this issue this [Thursday] morning, Reid stated, “It’s time to change before this institution becomes obsolete.” Of course, this lead to a major debate between the new vs. old of Democrats, and the Republicans are saying that if/when they take the White House, they’ll change the rules for all courts, including the Supreme. All-in-all, the rules have changed of changing rules. Hit the jump for more.

Breaking: Virginia State Sen., Creigh Deeds Attacked Inside His Home, Now Suffering From Serious Injuries

Update: 11/19/2013 – 11:36am It’s now being reported that, Austin (Gus) Deeds is the one who stabbed his father, Creigh Deeds, 55, and then turned a gun on himself. Deeds, who was arrested on underage drinking charges in 2009, was found dead in the home. In 2009, Creigh ran for governor and lost to, Bob McDonnell – current governor – who releases this statement: “Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him. I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family.” Creigh Deeds remains in critical condition. [via] 11/19/2013 – 11:13am Virginia State Sen., Creigh Deeds was assaulted inside of him home. Democrat, Deeds was stabbed and police are saying that his son was found in the home deceased – gun shot wounds. After authorities responded to the scene around 7:25am, Deeds was flown to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, where he remains in serious condition. As the story develops, IFWT will fill you in.

House Approves Bill To RESTORE Health Insurance Policies Canceled By ObamaCare

President Obama’s health care situation has been causing problems for many people, but the government might have found a solution to the issue. The House passed a bill which will restore people’s health care policies that have been canceled due to ObamaCare. The bill passed with 261-157 vote. Out of those votes, 39 Democrats voted “yes” to approve the Republican-sponsored bill. The bill will allow insurance companies to sell old plans to customers who were insured previously for a year longer than the bill President Obama announced Thursday. Obama’s plan would only go into effect for those customers enrolled in the plans before the cancellation notices were issued.

Congratulations! Bill De Blasio Has Been Elected As New York’s Official Mayor!

New Yorkers hit the voting booths all over the five boroughs and have elected their new mayor, Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio! He will be taking over for Republican Michael Bloomberg who served three consecutive terms as the mayor of New York. Congratulations to de Blasio, his whole campaign team, and his beautiful family on the win! Check out some pics of New York’s newest elected mayor in the gallery!

(Photos) Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 30 Months!

The son of civil rights’ activist, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jr. has recently been sentenced to 30 months in jail. A little more than a year ago, Jr. was a young Democratic congressman that worked to increase the federal minimum wage. Based in Chicago, he did whatever was necessary to help the less fortunate. Including spending $750,000 from his campaign on personal items. It seems that “less fortunate” included himself.

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